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   Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea


   Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) - CUSA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Fwd: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER at the Salton Sea LINK
    DATE: May 3, 2018 @ 9:02am, 5 month(s) ago
    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Mel H via Groups.Io
    Date: Thu, May 3, 2018 at 8:58 AM
    Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER at the Salton Sea
    To: SanDiegoRegionBirding@...
    Cc: SanDiegoRegionBirding@...
    
    A visiting friend from Vancouver BC Joachim Bertrands (originally from Belgium) just sent me a photo and info that he found a Curlew Sandpiper at the Salton Sea
    
    The bird was first found at 8am and is still there now at 8:50am
    
    Exact location is attached and is at 33.169558,-115.641204
    
    He has pics click here to view
    
    https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S45212776
    
    This is the only listserve in CA I belong to please spread the word.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Melissa  Hafting
    
    Vancouver, BC
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    
    Groups.io Links:
    
    --
    Gary Nunn
    you can find me on twitter, @garybnunn
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  3. Documentation for CBRC review species LINK
    DATE: Oct 15, 2015 @ 2:05pm, 3 year(s) ago
    California birders,
    
    This fall is already shaping up to be an exciting one, with many rare birds found in September and through the first half of October. Some of these birds are not only unusual locally, but are quite rare throughout the state of California.
    As such, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) requests documentation of these birds for evaluation and archiving. I have summarized below some recent records for which the CBRC solicits documentation; if you have photos, written descriptions, or other
    documentation for any of these birds, please consider taking the time to send them to the secretary at the email address below. I do realize that some of these birds were found very recently, so perhaps documentation is still forthcoming. Feel free to forward
    this message to local listservs as appropriate. The CBRC website has a complete
    list of review species as well as an
    optional form for submitting written documentation.
    
    Birds for which the CBRC has received no documentation:
    
    Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Roberts Lake, Sonoma County (documentation has been received for the bird at Howarth Park in August (CBRC #2015-076))
    Emperor Goose, Del Norte County
    Bulwer’s (or whatever) Petrel, Santa Cruz County
    White-chinned Petrel, San Mateo County
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Monterey County
    Bar-tailed Godwit, San Francisco County
    Blue-headed Vireo (possible), Los Angeles County
    Blue-headed Vireo (possible), Santa Barbara County
    Dusky Warbler, Marin County
    Common Grackle, San Bernardino County
    Common Grackle, Del Norte County
    
    Birds for which the CBRC has received minimal documentation:
    
    Red-footed Booby, Platform Eureka, Orange County (1 report)
    Glossy Ibis, Yolo County (1 report)
    Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile), Santa Clara County (2 reports)
    Curlew Sandpiper (adult), Santa Clara County (1 report)
    Broad-billed Hummingbird, Riverside County (2 reports)
    Blue-headed Vireo, Marin County (2 reports)
    Gray-cheeked Thrush, Kern County (3 reports)
    Worm-eating Warbler, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, San Bernardino County (2 reports)
    Worm-eating Warbler, Primm Valley Golf Club, San Bernardino County (2 reports)
    Mourning Warbler, San Francisco County (2 reports)
    Cerulean Warbler, Humboldt County (2 reports)
    
    Thank you,
    Tom
    
    Thomas A. Benson
    Secretary, California Bird Records Committee
    secretary@...
    
    
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  5. Santa Clara Curlew Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:46pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Forwarding . . .
    
    Hey All,
    
    I observed the bird from the observation platform on the East side of pond A16. It was feeding on the strips of mud along with masses of Western Sandpipers. The first thing that struck me was the overall buffiness and elongated posture. Because of this I immediately assumed it was a Baird's Sandpiper. I then saw the long bill and wrote it off as an early Dunlin, and had to hurry off. Thankfully I took some photos. In the photos you can clearly see the long strongly decurved bill, long legs, long wingtips, and long neck as well as the buffy coloration, scaly upperparts and white eyebrow. Please correct me if I am wrong but this is the only conclusion I can come to.
    
    Also observed was the continuing WHITE-FACED IBIS flying over the over the east A16 levee from the A17 direction.
    
    SANDPIPER PHOTOS:
    https://flic.kr/p/ydGArq
    https://flic.kr/p/ydGC5L
    https://flic.kr/p/yviudz
    
    Ibis Photos:
    https://flic.kr/p/ydGADu
    
    For anyone not familiar with the pond names:
    http://web.stanford.edu/~kendric/birds/PondMaps/images/SunnyvaleNCM.jpg
    
    Good Birding,
    Will Brooks
    Stanford CA
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/111721922@N04/
    
    
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  7. Fwd: [SDBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper, 22 Jan. 2013 LINK
    DATE: Jan 23, 2013 @ 3:31am, 6 year(s) ago
    I was in the area so chased the Curlew Sandpiper reported by Brennan
    Mulrooney at the N end of 7th in Imperial Beach. The tide was low so
    most shorebirds were out on the bay but there were small groups of
    Leasts, Westerns, and Dunlins foraging in the channels immediately north
    of 7th. As I was getting ready to leave (even thinking the text message
    was some glitch resending a message from last summer) the CUSA popped
    its head out from directly at the end of 7th. There is enough of a slope
    at low tide that any shorebirds on the south bank of the southern-most
    channel are not visible from the bike path.
    
    Photos:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68911779@N00/
    
    --
    Matt Sadowski
    Chula Vista, CA
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  9. Re: [NBB] Unknown red sandpiper at Bodega Bay LINK
    DATE: Sep 21, 2012 @ 2:41pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Gordon,
    
    That's a full breeding plumage CURLEW SANDPIPER!!!!
    
    Wow. Great find!
    
    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:26:20 -0000, "Gordon Beebe"
    wrote:
    
    >I just posted two photos I took on Wednesday afternoon at Bodega Bay of a small
    red sandpiper in the feeding flock. Located just north of Westside Regional Park
    in the mudflats. Sorry for the poor quality digicam.
    >
    >Can anyone help with ID
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Gordon Beebe
    --
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
    "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
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  11. Fw: Fwd: the "SURFKNOT" has returned LINK
    DATE: Jul 14, 2012 @ 6:35pm, 6 year(s) ago
    --------forwarded for Paul Lehman--------
    
    On Saturday morning the 14th--on a mid-/high tide--we discovered what
    appears to be the infamous "SURFKNOT" (Surbird X Great Knot hybrid) back
    again at the south end of San Diego Bay. But unlike its appearance in late
    August 2010 up at Delta Beach, it is now present 5 weeks earlier, and is in
    full alternate plumage. Several folks (BJ Stacey got some excellent ones)
    got photos, and we'll get some posted later on. It is to the west of the
    end of 7th Street in Imperial Beach, mostly hanging with Short-billed
    Dowitchers and Red Knots.
    
    Also present off the end of 7th was the continuing adult REDDISH EGRET, but
    as of the time I departed, nobody could find the Curlew Sandpiper.
    
    Earlier this morning several of us tried for the Ruff at Famosa Slough, but
    no luck. In fact, we couldn't even find any yellowlegs. So perhaps they
    picked a different nearby spot today...
    
    --Barbara Carlson, San Diego
    
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  13. Imperial Beach Curlew Sandpiper continues 6/17 LINK
    DATE: Jun 17, 2012 @ 7:03pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Birders -
    
    The basic plumaged Curlew Sandpiper was seen well by many birders this morning,
    on the mudflats just north of the end of Delaware Street in Imperial Beach. It
    was still there when I left, at 10:30 AM.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Steve Tucker
    San Diego
    
    
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  15. Fwd: [SDBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in Imperial Beach LINK
    DATE: Jun 16, 2012 @ 6:46pm, 6 year(s) ago
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    > From: Barbara Carlson
    > Subject: [SDBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in Imperial Beach
    > Date: June 16, 2012 10:48:31 AM PDT
    > To: SD Birds
    >
    > Paul Lehman has a full basic plumaged (non-breeding) Curlew Sandpiper on the
    mudflats at the north end of Seventh in Imperial Beach. 10:29 am
    >
    > Birds got up and flew and CUSA is currently missing (10:40am). We are still
    searching.
    >
    > Barbara Carlson
    > San Diego
    >
    > Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android
    >
    > 
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  17. Curlew Sandpiper in IB--Location on Google Maps LINK
    DATE: Jul 24, 2011 @ 5:44pm, 7 year(s) ago
    As of 10:00, 24 July 2011, 2 dozen birders were looking at the bird. Using
    Google Maps web page , paste in following Lat/Long:
    32.58998, -117.11922 for observer location. Bird first seen at approximately the
    following location: 32.59010, -117.11983,
    then at this location: 32.58746, -117.12059 (as of 10:00).
    
    You can also use the Maps app on a smart phone.
    
    Mike Evans
    San Diego
    
    Begin forwarded message:
    
    > From: TA Blackman
    > Date: July 24, 2011 8:08:56 AM PDT
    > To: SDBIRDS
    > Subject: [SDBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in IB
    >
    > 7:45am found by Guy in the SW pond off 7th street in Imperial Beach, with a
    > flock of Western Sandpipers.
    >
    > Tom Blackman
    >
    > obeach@...
    >
    > obeach.smugmug.com
    >
    >
    
    
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  19. Fw: CURLEW SANDPIPER: J Street mudlfats, Chula Vista LINK
    DATE: Apr 25, 2011 @ 1:19am, 7 year(s) ago
    This afternoon (approx. 2:15PM)--Sunday--Sacramento-birder Jeri Langham was
    leading a tour in the San Diego area and found a CURLEW SANDPIPER on the
    San Diego Bay mudflats at the end of J Street/Marina Parkway (just north of
    the power plant), just off I-5 in Chula Vista. The bird is either in
    partial breeding plumage or is a dullish female in almost full breeding
    plumage. That is, it is partly barred below with rufous and has a slight
    rufous wash to the breast. Photos were obtained. BUT, within 15-20 minutes
    of it being found, the rising tide flushed many of the shorebirds off the
    flats and the bird headed south in to the off-limits saltworks to roost. It
    was mostly with dowitchers and Dunlin, sometimes by itself. A place to look
    for it from outside the saltworks is from the north end of 13th St. in
    Imperial Beach, where the pond immediately to the northeast of there has
    mudflats and lots of high-tide roosting Red Knots, Dunlin, peep, etc. But
    the birds are a long ways off from public property....
    
    So.....tomorrow (Monday) low tide is around 11:15AM, so the flats at J St.
    should start to be exposed around 8-8:30AM. Perhaps having the flats only
    partly exposed--as Jeri had today on the rising tide--will make it easier
    to find the bird rather than being there at dead-low tide with very
    extensive flats(). BUT the other real problem is that shorebirds move
    around the south end of the Bay from day to day, and what fed at J Street
    on Sunday may feed on Monday on the extensive flats along the Silver
    Strand!  But, here's hoping that the Curlew Sandpiper reappears tomorrow on
    the J Street flats.  Please post live updates from the scene!
    
    In other, more minor news from today, AM seawatching at La Jolla produced a
    close-in Pink-footed Shearwater (with a fair number of Sooties) and the
    first couple Black Storm-Petrels of the season. A trip in to the Safari
    Park (aka Wild Animal Park) produced about 35 White-faced Ibis, including
    at least 7 nests, and about 100 Cattle Egret nests.
    
    --Paul Lehman,  San Diego
    
    
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  21. RE: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper at Seal Beach NWR, Orange County 11/7/10 LINK
    DATE: Nov 10, 2010 @ 6:14pm, 8 year(s) ago
    John Kelly and I saw an adult Curlew Sandpiper with similar plumage in
    Humboldt County on 31 October to 1 November 1981. Nice to see a similar
    record in the state. We thought it was very strange at the time to have
    bird with quite a bit of red on the breast at that late date.
    
    John Sterling
    
    VVVVVVVVVV
    
    26 Palm Ave
    
    Woodland, CA 95695
    
    cell 530 908-3836
    
    jsterling@...
    
    Birding Classes, photos etc www.sterlingbirds.com
    
    From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
    Of Nick & Mary Freeman
    Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:18 PM
    To: CALBIRDS
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper at Seal Beach NWR, Orange County
    11/7/10
    
    Hi
    
    We led a Los Angeles Audubon Society trip to Seal Beach NWR, Orange
    County on Sunday 11/7/10. Entry to this site is by permission only,
    cameras are not allowed. At about 10:45am, I spotted a brick-red bird
    in a mixed, loafing flock of Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Western
    Sandpiper, and dowitchers. We all first thought of Red Knot who were
    in the flock but in basic plumage. We watched the bird with spotting
    scopes as the sandpiper was about 30-40 yards away. It was blotchy
    brick-red on the breast, white from the flanks to the vent, dark
    (blackish) wings with some flecking of white, and blackish legs. We
    saw what seemed like a supercilium line. Nick thought it to be
    Curlew Sandpiper. As the bird lifted its head, we then saw the
    whitish area in the face down to the throat and the long, curving
    narrow bill. We watched it about 10-15 minutes when a Peregrine
    Falcon flushed the flock. It landed again maybe two or three times
    until most of the flock flew out of site. It wasn't relocated.
    
    Since fieldtrip participants cannot take cameras, John Nieto (co-
    leader) had an SLR camera and a site biologist let me borrow his
    point and shoot camera which I digiscoped from a distance to
    photodocument the sandpiper
    
    John Lobel, Tom Stephenson, John Fitch, and the Freemans clenched the
    ID as we have experience with this species. Kimball Garrett wrote
    back: "It certainly looks like a Curlew, from head pattern, bill
    shape, etc. I note from the literature that body molt ought to be
    completed by mid-October (started on the breeding grounds, but
    suspended then completed on the winter grounds). So this bird is at
    least a couple of weeks behind the times."
    
    The site biologist alerted another biologist that birders may request
    access but beware - escorted visits are limited, 562.598.1024.
    
    Two NELSON'S SPARROW, one BRANT and two Large-billed Savannah
    Sparrows were also seen.
    
    Happy Birding!
    
    Mary & Nick Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    
    
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  23. Curlew Sandpiper at Seal Beach NWR, Orange County 11/7/10 LINK
    DATE: Nov 10, 2010 @ 5:18am, 8 year(s) ago
    Hi
    
    We led a Los Angeles Audubon Society trip to Seal Beach NWR, Orange
    County on Sunday 11/7/10. Entry to this site is by permission only,
    cameras are not allowed. At about 10:45am, I spotted a brick-red bird
    in a mixed, loafing flock of Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Western
    Sandpiper, and dowitchers. We all first thought of Red Knot who were
    in the flock but in basic plumage. We watched the bird with spotting
    scopes as the sandpiper was about 30-40 yards away. It was blotchy
    brick-red on the breast, white from the flanks to the vent, dark
    (blackish) wings with some flecking of white, and blackish legs. We
    saw what seemed like a supercilium line. Nick thought it to be
    Curlew Sandpiper. As the bird lifted its head, we then saw the
    whitish area in the face down to the throat and the long, curving
    narrow bill. We watched it about 10-15 minutes when a Peregrine
    Falcon flushed the flock. It landed again maybe two or three times
    until most of the flock flew out of site. It wasn't relocated.
    
    Since fieldtrip participants cannot take cameras, John Nieto (co-
    leader) had an SLR camera and a site biologist let me borrow his
    point and shoot camera which I digiscoped from a distance to
    photodocument the sandpiper
    
    John Lobel, Tom Stephenson, John Fitch, and the Freemans clenched the
    ID as we have experience with this species. Kimball Garrett wrote
    back: "It certainly looks like a Curlew, from head pattern, bill
    shape, etc. I note from the literature that body molt ought to be
    completed by mid-October (started on the breeding grounds, but
    suspended then completed on the winter grounds). So this bird is at
    least a couple of weeks behind the times."
    
    The site biologist alerted another biologist that birders may request
    access but beware - escorted visits are limited, 562.598.1024.
    
    Two NELSON'S SPARROW, one BRANT and two Large-billed Savannah
    Sparrows were also seen.
    
    Happy Birding!
    
    Mary & Nick Freeman
    Glendale, CA
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  25. Curlew Sandpiper @ Seal Beach NWR LINK
    DATE: Nov 7, 2010 @ 9:11pm, 8 year(s) ago
    Just received a call from Mary Freeman that reports they found a CURLEW
    SANDPIPER still retaining much of it's alternate plumage at the southern
    perimeter of Seal Beach NWR. They were unable to relocate the Curlew
    Sandpiper after a Peregrine Falcon scared the entire shorebird flock up.
    
    --
    Christopher Taylor
    Marina del Rey, CA
    http://kiwifoto.com
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  27. RE: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper is it being seen LINK
    DATE: Aug 4, 2007 @ 4:43pm, 11 year(s) ago
    The Curlew Sandpiper has not been reported in three days. It appears to be
    gone.
    
    John Sterling
    
    26 Palm Ave
    
    Woodland, CA 95695
    
    530-908-3836 (cell)
    
    530-753-3733 ext 102 (work)
    
    _____
    
    From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
    Of quail442003
    Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 12:17 AM
    To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper is it being seen
    
    Can any one report a new recent sighting (within 24 hours) of the
    Curlew Sandpiper at Vic Fazio Wildlife area
    Rich Cimino
    Alameda County
    
    
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  29. Curlew Sandpiper is it being seen LINK
    DATE: Aug 4, 2007 @ 7:17am, 11 year(s) ago
    Can any one report a new recent sighting (within 24 hours) of the
    Curlew Sandpiper at Vic Fazio Wildlife area
    Rich Cimino
    Alameda County
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